The French government announced this Thursday that it has increased to “elevated“the alert for avian flu in the corridors of migratory birds and in areas with a particular risk due to the detection of several cases in other northern European countries.
The Ministry of Agriculture stated in a statement that at the moment “France is undamaged of avian flu “, but justified the new device because after the detection of two sick swans in Holland On October 23, other sources of infection were confirmed in the same country, but also in Germany and the United Kingdom.
In total, 45 out of a hundred French departments have passed to a “high” risk level, which means firstly that poultry farms have to be closed with a net and that reduce outputs of the animals abroad.
In addition, there are prohibited concentrations of birds (such as fairs, exhibitions or competitions), which cannot be transferred to events of this type in the rest of the country.
Neither may there be transport or release of birds for hunting parties nor may they be used as a claim.
In all the territory French will proceed to a daily clinical surveillance of commercial farms, competitions of homing pigeons and in zoos Birds that cannot be confined or protected by nets should be vaccinated.
The Department of Agriculture recalled that bird flu is a highly contagious animal disease that affects birds, but that the consumption of meat, eggs or forage does not present any danger to people.